Position: Director of Publications
Adrian Johnson is Director of Publications at RUSI, the book reviews editor for the RUSI Journal, and chair of the RUSI Editorial Board. In his position, he is responsible for the intellectual rigour and editorial quality control of RUSI's printed output, including its periodicals and printed reports.
He is also a commentator on intervention, post-conflict security and Balkan politics, and has been a consultant for DSTL projects on complex operations. Adrian is also a co-author of DECADE, a photographic history published by Phaidon Press (2010), as well as author of various conference and workshop reports.
Adrian joined RUSI in 2007 after completing an MA with Distinction in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London. He previously graduated with first-class honours from the University of Edinburgh, including a year abroad at Queen's University, Ontario. Born in Sierra Leone, he has also lived in Israel, Indonesia, and the UK.
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
Mr Emmerson Takes on Washington
3 May 2013
With a UN panel now investigating US drone strikes, the mounting backlash against targeted killing highlights the political costs of drone warfare (Free access)
The Gotovina Verdict Does Not Wipe the Slate Clean
19 Nov 2012
A previous judgement to indict two Croatian generals of war crimes during 1995 has been overturned on appeal. While their conduct is deemed within the reasonable demands of a military offensive, Serbian prejudices against the War Crimes Tribunal process will be reinforced.
What Ends a War? The Limits of Bosnia-Syria Parallels
14 Mar 2012
The military option is still on the table as the atrocities in Syria continue. But what is the best template for intervention? For all its successes, the example of Bosnia in the mid-1990s is not one of them.
Heading Towards EU-goslavia
26 Jul 2011
Recent war criminal arrests have made EU enlargement into the Balkans more palatable, but some points of conflict remain in former Yugoslavia
Two Cheers for Mladic's Arrest
27 May 2011
The mastermind of the worst crimes of Bosnia's civil war has been caught. But bringing Mladic to justice will not be a regional panacea, and neither does it assure that Serbia's European dream will now be realised.
'Do Something' Is Not A Strategy
18 Mar 2011
The UN Resolution was the news many were waiting to hear - and Qadhafi's announcement of a ceasefire seems to have vindicated calls for intervention. But is this merely the first phase of an ill-conceived, protracted conflict?
A New Balkan Reconciliation?
20 May 2010
Can thawing relations between Croatia and Serbia go some way towards addressing the region's bigger problems?
Treading Water? Bosnia, the Western Balkans and the EU
18 Nov 2008
Progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to be stymied by deeply factional politics. Yet, this article argues that things may not be as bad as they seem, and that strengthened and renewed EU engagement is necessary to move the country towards the goal of a functioning non-ethnic democracy.
Serbia Chooses Europe (For Now)
15 May 2008
Serbia has once again gone to the polls, and the results have surprised observers. For those advocating a ‘European Serbia’, it is hasty to proclaim a miracle just yet: a coalition still has to be formed.